Dawn Sanders, ONZM QSM, the First Lady of Shakespearean life in New Zealand, is coming onstage at KIN.
Dawn is a New Zealand theatre scholar and the founder and current CEO of the Shakespeare’s Globe Centre New Zealand.
She received the 2006 Sam Wanamaker Award for her foundation of this centre.
And now her entrance on stage for KIN, marks a first for NZ journalism.
She will write a monthly column, bringing Shakespeare’s wit and wisdom to bear on the trials, tribulations and triumphs of our everyday lives.
Her first column, ‘We know who we are, but know not who we may be‘ will be published here soon!
The Shakespeare Globe Centre New Zealand was founded in 1991 by Dawn Sanders following a visit by Sam Wanamaker to New Zealand the previous year.
From 1992, Dawn set upon establishing a programme of education-based activities, including workshops and the annual Sheilah Winn Festival of Shakespeare in Schools.
New Zealand’s first involvement with the Globe project came when a member of the Wellington Shakespeare Society read about the construction process in a Times newspaper supplement.
A proposal was put forward by the Society that New Zealand could make a contribution by donating a set of embroidered hangings, made from its world famous wool, to adorn the frons scenae of the Globe Theatre stage.
Dawn Sanders became the Project Manager– and the Shakespeare Globe Centre in NZ continues to flourish. More soon…